School ethos & values

We are often asked “What makes d’Overbroeck’s different from other schools?”. The answer lies in our shared values and a relaxed but vibrant atmosphere, where the individual is key and laughter is an essential part of everyday life.

d'Overbroeck's is...

Inquisitive
A strong spirit of intellectual enquiry is present throughout the school, and our committed teachers encourage academic ambition and challenge students to stretch themselves. We expect high standards of commitment and effort from our students and have a track record of strong GCSE and A-Level results. Our staff work closely with each student to make sure they are getting the advice and support they need, with a healthy balance of freedom and structure. Our school is high-achieving and academically rigorous, but not at the expense of fun, laughter and enjoyment. Students are encouraged to be curious, to explore, and to think independently.
Caring
d'Overbroeck’s is a family-like environment that nurtures excellence. Small classes enable every student to get the attention they need from our highly qualified teachers in a supportive and encouraging environment. Teaching is interactive to generate enthusiasm for the subject, sound academic skills, and effective working habits – while at the same time providing a thorough preparation for public examinations.
Dynamic
Every year, a large number of UK and international students choose to join us which contributes to the buzz and energy of the school. d'Overbroeck’s is a place that is always evolving. We are always open to feedback, change, and new ideas so that we keep pace with what is best for our students. We are committed to innovation, embracing change and new technologies that enable best-practice in our school, and our approach is to also keep the future in mind so that our students get the skills they need for their next steps.
Fun
We believe that happiness and laughter bring education to life and we strive to bring this into the classroom every day. Our students thrive on this approach and it makes for a very enjoyable learning experience for all.

“Coming to d’Overbroeck’s is one of the best decisions I ever made. It supports students and helps them to grow as people. It encourages individualism and prepares you for university effectively.”

- Sixth Form Student

“Positive vibes which encourage students to be themselves. Welcoming, dynamic and modern thinking yet retains core education values.”

- Sixth Form Parent

“d’Overbroeck’s is different to other schools in the best way possible.”

- Sixth Form Student

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Our Sixth Form boarding students at St Aldates were challenged to explore Oxford last weekend – they were put in groups and given 5 Oxford locations to explore and take a picture at! The five locations were Christchurch, Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian, Ashmolean and the Westgate. Here are some of ...the photos 😀

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DANCE NEWS: We are delighted to announce that Millie, a sports scholar in our Sixth Form, has been selected for the very prestigious National Youth Dance Company, England’s flagship youth dance organisation. 💃

Millie is one of only 30 dancers across the country to be selected. After ...22 auditions held around the country, followed up by recall auditions, she got the exciting news last week. 🤩

Millie will be spending her school holidays in intensive residential dance camps, learning from the very best in the industry in preparation for their tour of the country in the summer.

Huge congratulations to Millie on this wonderful achievement! 👏

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DANCE NEWS: We are delighted to announce that Millie, a sports scholar in our Sixth Form, has been selected for the very prestigious National Youth Dance Company, England’s flagship youth #dance organisation. 💃 Congratulations to Millie on this wonderful achievement! 👏

Our Year 11s made this creative video of Meiosis!

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